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  1. Aircraft carrier 'still not ready'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of other countries. 'China is constructing its aircraft carrier, but it has not been completed yet,' General Chen Bingde, the chief of the People's Liberation Army's general staff, said in an interview with Hong Kong Commercial Daily. The army's assistant chief of general staff, Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, said the aircraft carrier project was a milestone ...

  2. Deal reached on Mekong security

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie said the People's Liberation Army would be prepared to step in to ensure safety along the Mekong. 'The Ministry of Public Security ... that the army or other elements of the Thai government were behind the killings, saying further investigations were under way. Xiamen University Professor Zhuang Guotu, director of the China Southeast ...

  3. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people appear increasingly willing to be critical of what they perceive to be incompetent or inappropriate decisions by government and have diminishing respect for the influential and moneyed elite. These trends are not, of course, confined to H ...

  4. The People's Republic of China at Sixty

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... probably not even Mao himself- the amazing journey the People's Republic was about to embark on. China was a poor, rural country back then; the average person could expect to live only until ... cannon'. We've continued to follow developments in the People's Republic regularly since then; and in this magazine, we focus on the challenges ahead for key mainland cities, ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Army joins police in hunt for killer in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... killing one of them, the Beijing News reported. At noon, a railway policeman was gunned down after he stopped and questioned a suspect. His body was later found in bushes. A People's Liberation Army officer told the Oriental Morning Post yesterday an army unit from Chengdu had been sent at the weekend to help in the hunt. The hunt for Zhou has been extended from the Jiandaoshan ...

  6. An epistle from a 'friend in a sea of people'

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following is the text of Ah Bun's letter to Constable Chu Chun-kwok: How are you? Please excuse my ruthless disturbance. I am one of the many ordinary citizens who are concerned for you. From newspapers, I learn that you were attacked while patrollin ...

  7. Time to hear people's voice on cultural hub

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lost in the debate over the proposed West Kowloon cultural hub are some rather fundamental questions about what the project is supposed to be and who it is for. The consultation that begins this week will provide a chance for the public to be heard, and p ...

  8. From guerilla army to modern colossus

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the past 20 years, the 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army is emerging as an assertive military power. China's increased political heft, greater economic clout- and especially its ... that has tainted the image of the so-called people's army. This has included recruiting better-educated officers, and the sudden decision by then president Jiang Zemin in 1998 to order the PLA ...

  9. Never the twain shall meet

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... minds. Chinese societies do not think about rights and society the way the West does. As a rule, they mistrust individual freedoms and political liberalism, preferring to emphasise order ...

  10. China in Africa

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Frisch

    ... and revolutionary ideals made it a logical ally for liberation movements sweeping Africa in the decades after the second world war; Mao's government provided money, arms, medical equipment ...




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